Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

By | November 19, 2019
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror Author Judith L. Herman
ISBN-10 0465061710
ISBN-13 9780465061716
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992 it was hailed as a groundbreaking work In the intervening years it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors By placing individual experience in a broader political frame Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context Drawing on her own research on incest as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war A new epilogue reviews what has changed and what has not changed over two decades Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed

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